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Originally posted by John bull 1
When I saw the name my first thought was terraforming.
Prometheus is a character from Greek mythology.The legend goes that Prometheus took fire from the gods and gave it to man on Earth.His punishment for this was harsh though,he was nailed to a tree and every morning an eagle would come down and eat his liver while he still lived.Each night his body would regenerate and the next morning the eagle would come back again for it's grisly breakfast.
The name has been associated with Christ figures,those that make sacrifices for mankind.Odin was nailed to a tree and ofcourse Christ was nailed to a man made tree.
The full title of Mary Shelley's book was "Frankenstein,or the Modern Prometheus"
It seems a funny name just for a space project.For instance Apollo was obvious as he was the messenger of the gods.
In the light of this anyone have any idea why it might be called Prometheus?